No, I didn’t get married. Though, I am currently accepting applications!
As you may be curious, I’ve changed my name so that it more truly reflects my identity: Malii Watts Carolyn. Carolyn is my given middle name after my paternal grandmother, and is now my last name. Watts is my maternal grandfather’s last name, and I’m honored to include it as my middle name.
I am faithful to the reality that we optimize our living when we unite misaligned parts of the whole.
When we show up as full human beings within our virtual networks, we make ourselves more relatable and accessible to those willing to reach across the ethersphere. Two years ago, I began publishing monthly blog posts via #BlahBlahBlog on my website in order to grow an online identity by sharing my professional expertise and personal character. I asked that you keep your “virtual dial” tuned into this space where our virtual presence intersects, and promised expert insights and thought partnership around the opportunities awaiting us in the diversity of our “glocal” world. I hope you have experienced that I’ve delivered*.
[To date, my most clicked blog posts are #Unfriend, We Are Our Own Work and We Are (Not) Free.]
In reflecting on my decision to name my own damn self, I am reminded to live deliberately. I'm faithful to the reality that we optimize our living when we unite misaligned parts of the whole. In the training room, you may have heard me suggest that this work requires personal choices and practical changes.
Consider yourself invited to be your truer self. Each time I share the story of my name, it's a gesture of authenticity. And when our living intersects like this, you may be more willing to reach across the ethersphere; to make different personal choices; and motivate yourself toward practical change.
Malii Watts Carolyn
*Contact me at Carolyn@EngageBetween.com to share your feedback on this blog series, and suggest blog topics.
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